A sensitive diving into parfumes

Paris, the capital of fashion, pastries and . . . perfume. Indeed, with this new museum settled in an old mansion—formerly run by Christian Lacroix—visitors can explore the universe of perfume. The scenography that combines both wooden structures and digital tools put the visitor directly into the story of perfume since antiquity. In addition to the historical aspect, the perfumer’s imagination and knowledge as a chemist are highlighted. A perfume is no longer limited to smell and taste. It also responds to touch, hearing and sight. After visiting this wonderful place, the audience see and smell perfume in a new light.

Le Grand Musée du Parfum, a lair for exploring a sense often unknown: the smell 

Le Grand Musée du Parfum, 73 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

The museum has been closed down on July 6, 2018.  

To keep expericing a new way of smelling, you can go to visit the Musée du Parfum de Fragonard, 3-5 square de l’Opéra Louis-Jouvet.